Valentine’s Day is a season of love and all about creating a timeless and effortless look. Your curated arsenal of makeup must include these 7 key beauty products.
Dr Dennis Gross Universal Alpha Beta Pads – you may have heard these popular quotes that ‘skin is in, a good skin is the best foundation for makeup and your skin is 80% of your selfie’. No lie whatsoever! The DD Alpha Beta is a quick two-step process that boasts of a combination of five alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs) with potent, anti-wrinkle antioxidants to smooth, refine and protect your complexion. These pads help to rejuvenate the complexion, balance uneven skin tone and texture, minimises the appearance of pores and not to forget, improves luminosity aka the skin glow. It’s the perfect first skincare step for any makeup routine. Follow the step with a gentle moisturiser and makeup primer.
Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metal Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten Karma – it’s all about a simple approach to your Valentine eye look and a blended swipe of this sparkly, melted and richly pigmented cream is all it takes for a va-va-voom eyes. Tip – apply to eyelids and gently pat to blend up to the crease area. Finish with a generous coat of mascara and lightly smudged winged eye liner. Voila, the perfect head-turning, sexy siren look.
Ardell Natural Lashes Demi Wispies – a pair of these natural and voluminous lash inserts adds a delicate spice of flutter to your eyes. These lashes compliment every eye shape, are easy to apply and comfortable on the eyes. Tip – apply a strip of lash glue to the lash band and upper eye line area, leave for 20 seconds to get tacky and apply the lash inserts. Results – a seamless eye lash application that will last ALL NIGHT!
MAC StudioFix Powder + Foundation – this 2 in 1 powder provide a sheer to full coverage resulting in a smooth, velvety and flawless finish. Use a darker shade to create soft contour shadows and to add a bronzed warmth around the perimeters of the face. Tip – apply with a kabuki brush or stipple with a Beauty Blender sponge for full coverage and a fluffy powder brush for a sheer-medium coverage. To diffuse and achieve a healthy glow, spray face with a mist of MAC’s Fix +. You can achieve a matte or dewy look with this gem, ideal for every skin type.
NARS Taj Mahal - a one of a kind, super flattering and highly pigmented vibrant burnt orange blush that delivers the perfect flush of orangey goodness on your cheeks. The warm, velvety shimmer finish highlights the points of the cheekbones for a radiant, healthy glow. Tip – bring back to summer to your face with a light sweep across the cheekbones.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow – For luscious looking, moisturizing, drenched, long lasting mega shine smooth lips, look no further than the gloss bomb. The applicator is well designed and makes for an easy, fool proof application. Warning – the gloss bomb is addictive and you’ll find yourself re-applying for no reason! It’s the icing on the cake to your look. Did someone say red lips = valentine, let’s take a break from the clichéd lip colour but if you must, grab a tube of the Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom Liquid Lipstick for the perfect red matte lip. Tip – define around the lips using a concealer for a clean finished look.
Makeup Forever Artist Colour Lip Pencil in Limitless Brown – this multipurpose pigmented pencil glides on as smooth as silk and can be used as a brow pencil, lip liner and contour stick. The precise point provides expert control for a seamless application. Tip – apply all over the lips, blot and re-apply and add the Fenty Gloss Bomb for lips that last through all the drinking and kisses ☺
Jo Malone Velvet Rose & Oud Perfume – Indulge your senses in a delicate sexy cocktail mix of sweet rose, praline and exotic oud wood. The perfect, romantic skin scent for Valentine and the late night snuggle in silk sheets. The love magnet! Simply divine!